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Montes de Alcala curado pimenton
oil on wood, 8x8"
From the Cheese Portraits series.
This beautiful aged goat's milk cheese is from the farm El Gazul in the Cadiz region of Spain. The organic milk comes from an endangered breed of Payoya goats. The wheels are aged for a minimum of 90 days after they are rubbed and coated with pimentón de la vera, the unique spicy-smokey Spanish pepper which gives it just a slight amount of heat.
I am especially grateful to get this into the studio as it was a gift from Will Imre, a friend at Pondini, where they import this exclusively to the U.S. It's absolutely delicious.